"When it comes to portable kennels, Gunner Kennels' offerings are top of the line, and I honestly can say they're the best I've encountered."

Shooting Sportsmen

"It's ridiculously overbuilt (it'll stop a shotgun blast at seven paces) [and] it protects your most valuable hunting tool: your tail-wagging pal.

Field & Stream

"Meet the last dog crate you'll ever need: a Gunner Kennel, manufactured in Tennessee."


"This burly crate will keep your dogs safer in the car... the Gunner G1 is the most useful dog kennel ever made."

Swamp Assassin LLC

"The thing is a beast, but that's kind of the point. There are considerable deficiencies in safety standards when it comes to travel products for dogs and the Gunner Kennel was named a 2015 Top Performer by the Center for Pet Safety"


"Because of this door (as well as the 125 other parts that make up each kennel), Gunner is the only manufacturer with a four- or five-star rating from the Center for Pet Safety, which allows them to advertise as a CPS-certified product."


"There is not even a close second on the market to compete with Gunner Kennels. Not even a distant third competitor. These crates live on a planet all their own. Beyond the safety and crazy rugged design, it’s like taking Stella’s bedroom with her to every duck lodge we encounter. She loves that thing. It’s her own bedroom, and yet is seems virtually indestructible. What I love most about Gunner Kennels is the organic nature of the story: just a guy who loved his dog so much that he wouldn’t stop until he built the safest crate he could design for a dog named Gunner that has added so much value to his life. Truthfully, all of us have that story. I love my dog. That’s why I have a Gunner Kennel."


"I've been trying to get my hands on one of these since I saw the prototype. I watched and waited, and spoke with Edmonds about his vision in developing all the needs that a great kennel has to have for your companion. My professional opinion: he hit the ball out of the park. From product testing, down to the installation manual and packaging, he took his time and thought of everything. I look forward to using the kennel with my Springer Spaniels for years to come."

Covey Rise Magazine

"I can say without a shadow of doubt that my dog has never been safer then when he was placed inside his Gunner Kennel for the first time. There are metal kennels on the market that don't offer the same level of protection that the Gunner Kennels do. Gunner Kennels have allowed my team to have peace of mind while traveling around on the roads in any condition. Thank you Addison for finally engineering a kennel that has as much quality as the dog I put in it. Whether you use your dog to make a living with or have them just as a companion, ask yourself..."What is their safety worth to you?""

Duck Down Waterfowl LLC

"As dog trainers and hunters we spend a lot of time hunting and traveling with our dogs. The Gunner Kennel is a well made and very well thought out product. A lot of time and effort is spent training and caring for a dog and we always want the best care for them. We are confident that this product will help protect our dogs when traveling for training or hunting."

- D.T. Systems

"This burly crate will keep your dogs safer in the car... the Gunner G1 is the most useful dog kennel ever made."



The G1™ is Crash Test Certified by CPS.
Why does that matter?


The G1™ is the only pet travel crate that has earned a 5 Star Crash Test rating from Center for Pet Safety.

100,000 DOGS

are killed each year falling from pickup trucks, and more are injured, according to a study by Ford & AHA.

4,000 LBS.

We couldn't apply any more force, because the G1™ actually broke the vice machine. We don't really know how much our product can withstand, but it's a lot.


of products FAILED the safety certification when crash tested (2015) by CPS. The Gunner design passed. In a vehicle accident, this could be a matter of life or death.


In a vehicle accident at 35 mph, an unrestrained 60 lb. dog can become 2,700 lb. of projectile, according to Bark Buckle UP advocacy group. Think about the implications of that for your dog, as well as other passengers.


We applied crazy stress tests to see how much the G1™ could take. We tossed it off a 200-foot cliff, and shot the kennel with a 12-gauge shotgun – not one bullet penetrated. The Gunner was built for your peace of mind.

Engineered for your dog, designed for travel and built for your peace of mind – nothing comes close to a G1™. Let's show you why.
Double Wall Rotomolded

Double Wall Rotomolded

The power of the only double-wall rotomolded kennel on the market: our patented design has been tested to withstand 4,000+ lb. of force and 630 lb. dropped from 8’4". Its construction makes it the safest pet travel crate on the market, according to the CPS.

Escape-Proof, Reversible Door

No more flimsy doors that don't hold your dog, or fly open on a whim. Our nylon door is custom welded, powder coated and reinforced with an aluminum frame – powerful enough to contain even the greatest escape artist.

Heavy Duty For Safety

If it takes a little more muscle to move this crate around that’s probably a good thing for your dog's safety. CPS tested lesser, lighter-weight materials & none stood up to their rigorous crash tests. We won't compromise the G1™ integrity to shave off a few pounds of weight.

Made in America

Our crates are proudly designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA. Before you receive our kennel, no less than a dozen American hands from small businesses across the country have helped craft this product.


Drainage System

A recessed floor makes sure your dog isn't sitting in water or mud on the trip home. The oversized, removable drain plug makes for easy cleaning

Wider Base

A wider base better prevents rollover, and any unwanted movement

Built-In Tie-Down Pins

These ensure that your kennel is secure when strapped down in the vehicle. Plus you can travel with confidence knowing the crate won't be "wobbling in the wind"

Non-Slip Elevated Feet

Raises crate off the ground, limiting heat transmission–or conduction–from surfaces. Plus, it stabilizes the kennel and minimizes slippage

Custom Manufactured Door

Custom welded, powder coated and reinforced aluminum frame. Our stainless-steel Piano Hinge and hexagonal door design keeps paws in and teeth off

Superstrong Carry Handles

These kayak-grade handles offer an easy front grasp and helps moving the heavy-duty crate

Paddle Latch Lock

Ever worried about leaving your dog in the truck on a bathroom break? Our paddle-latch door includes a key-in-the-hole lock to protect your pup

Stainless Steel Hardware

No worrying about the rain, and no ugly rust stains. Designed to last a lifetime

Backup & Safety Latches

These top & bottom locks on the door add extra backup, containing even the greatest escape artist

Water-Repelling Windows

Our vents were engineered to limit penetration of seasonal elements like rain, sleet and snow.


Saving Lives

At the heart of our company is safety. Since our launch we've helped protect thousands of dogs on the road. Read a few stories of how we've helped save some lives too.

CPS Certified

The G1™ is the only pet travel crate to earn a 5 Star Crash Test Rating from the Center for Pet Safety. See what that means and why that matters.

Virtually Indestructible

Our kennel's been tested to withstand a 630 lb. sled dropped from over 8 feet, a 200-foot cliff drop, 4,000 lb. of force and a 12-gauge shot gun. Watch the results.

Protects In All Weather

Due to its double-wall rotomolded construction and patented details, the G1™ has properties that work for your dog in all types of weather.


Our double-wall rotomolded construction offers an extra layer of material which helps block UV rays, as well as humidity.

Rubber feet raise the G1™ off the ground, limiting heat transmission from hot surfaces like truck beds & pavement.

Purchasing our pad accessories add an additional layer of protection, helping bring temps down inside the crate.

The G1™ has ample airflow with 10 windows on its sides, a vented door and three rear windows. The G1™ Fan Kit gets even more air circulation through there.

We conducted temperature tests using our kennel & others on the market. There was a nearly 50 degree difference between one popular crate and ours. See results here


The second layer of construction on our G1™ adds extra protection against outside chill and cold winds.

Rubber feet raise the G1™, limiting heat transmission out of kennel & allowing the dog to retain warmth.

In the same way, our pad accessories limits heat conduction from the frozen ground, keeping the dog cozy in there.

Engineers specifically designed the window vents to repel elements like water, sleet & snow. Plus our All-Weather Kit provides additional protection.

Gunner Kennels tests on cold winter days showed that the G1™ stayed anywhere from 15-45 degrees warmer inside the kennel than exterior temperatures.

Late one afternoon Spencer and Candace loaded up their 1-year-old yellow lab, Tuck, and their 4-year-old Yorkipoo, Si, in their friend’s Toyota Tundra to head back home. They were first going to drop off the truck and his Polaris Ranger, and were traveling about 60 MPH on a four-lane highway towards Northport when disaster struck.
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Gunner Crash Tested Crate Customer Testimonial, SAR Dog
Khara Schuetzner and K9 Blitzkrieg – a certified North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) Cadaver Dog – were traveling on a highway when they were hit by another car and pushed into oncoming traffic. Khara’s Highlander was totaled, but Blitz was safe in his G1™. Here’s their story.
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